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Welcome to {my}dentist, Union Street, Torquay Dentist located in Torquay

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Sunday Closed
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Telephone: 01803 293397
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89 Union Street, 89 Union Street, Torquay, TQ1 3YA.

About {my}dentist, Union Street, Torquay

Welcome to {my}dentist Union Street, Torquay. We are an 8-surgery practice with 15 clinicians providing a variety of NHS, private and {my}options treatment plans including Invisalign, take home teeth whitening and facial aesthetics. Within our team we have Dental Implant Surgeon Dr Javier Castillo Lopz as well as Dr Peycho Popov who provides clear alignment treatment, Invisalign. We also have Dr Megha Gudemane who provides Invisalign and Dr Andrei Patrascu providing clearcorrect. For a full breakdown of our clinicians you can find them under our clinicians section on our website. Our practice is a 3 minute walk from Castle Circus bus stop and a 20 minute walk from Torquay train station, with limited parking surrounding the practice. If you have any questions or would like to book in for a consultation the team would love to hear from you. We welcome all patients to our practice and ensure all individuals are treated with the utmost care and attention from our highly skilled staff. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Our practices are open for NHS and private dental treatments and you should continue to attend all pre-booked dental appointments. If you have a new enquiry, please call us in the first instance and only attend practices in person if you have an appointment. In our practices, please wear a face covering, attend alone if possible and arrive on time for appointments. Do not attend if you, or anyone you live with, has symptoms of Covid-19, has tested positive, or has been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace or their school.

Our first priority is always the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues so please read our safety information ahead of your next visit

Click here to read our guide to Managing dental problems at home during Covid-19 Patient safety - What a visit to us will be like during Covid-19

What our patients say

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Always welcoming staff with smiles on their faces. Clean and well kept premises. Cannot fault them."

    Reviewed on 27/06/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent service always fit you in for an emergency appointment Quality Dentists"

    Reviewed on 06/06/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Excellent service thanks"

    Reviewed on 14/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I usually hate going to the dentist, but my recent visit to My Dentist in Torquay was great. The lady dentist I saw was so kind, patient & understanding. She put me at ease straight away. I had to have two small fillings so had a local anaesthetic. No problem whatsoever, I honestly hardly felt a thing. The dental nurse was lovely too .. very friendly & chatty. The whole experience has really helped reduce my long standing fear of dentists. I'll have no hesitation going back for my next check-up. Highly recommended!"

    Reviewed on 14/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "I would like to thank Hynde for her work No pain in detailed work plan Everything clearly described 5 stars plus for her service manner and knowledge"

    Reviewed on 15/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "My hygienist is such a laugh! Even gave me contact details for cheaper excursions for my impending holiday to Egypt!! Took my mind off things whilst in the chair that's for sure!!! Whenever I go to see my dentist it an equally positive experience. My kids have NO fear going which is a relief!!!"

    Reviewed on 02/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "My veneer snapped of on Saturday 27th July and I was unable to secure an appointment until Monday 29th. I don't live in Torquay so had to ring various dentists to find someone to treat me. This surgery was excellent when it came to answering the phone, while there were ridiculous waits on other dentists' phones. It was a great relief to be given an appointment. The dentist I saw - ANDREI PATRASCU - was one of the most professional dentists I've been treated by. He was patient, exceptionally kind, very reassuring and compassionate when it came to my fear of any pain. I cannot recommend this man highly enough. If I lived in this area, I would transfer to this dentist without delay."

    Reviewed on 29/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Polite, happy, friendly staff on reception. Immaculately clean and modern interior. Dentist was friendly and put me completely at ease."

    Reviewed on 14/08/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Quick to book. Hassle free. The dentist was knowledgeable, informative and kind. I would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed on 23/07/2019

  • Google 5 out of 5

    "Very friendly and helpful Staff and always get Sound advice and expert treatment ."

    Reviewed on 29/06/2019

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Our treatments and costs

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{my}options is unique to mydentist. Whether you want a check-up, an urgent appointment, treatment or even a complete smile makeover, you can get the smile you have always dreamed of at a price you can afford. With a range of early morning, evening and weekend appointments you can be seen at a time that suits you. With {my}options, you’ll have priority appointments when you need them most, and no long waiting lists.

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There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our patients and team members

Due to increased level of personal protective equipment (PPE) there is a supplement charge for private treatments.
The cost will be £5 per appointment.

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There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our patients and team members

Due to increased level of personal protective equipment (PPE) there is a supplement charge for private treatments.
The cost will be £5 per appointment.

Meet the team at {my}dentist, Union Street, Torquay

Your clinicians

  • Dr .Vadym Tukilush Qualified from: D Stom Dnipropetrovs'k State Academy 2006 ukraine, 2018 GDC No: 278767
    Dr. Vadym Tukilush graduated from Dnipropetrovsk' State Medical Academy in 2006,Ukraine In 2009 Vadym moved to South Africa (Kwazulu Natal province) for almost a year to help the rural community and develop oral surgery skills. He worked at the Ngwelezane Hospital to study advanced oral surgery techniques under the supervision of an oral surgeon and local dentists, where he worked as the only dentist for a 74000 people community. In 2019 Vadym relocated to England and to {my}dentist Union Street, Torquay. Vadym offers a variety of private treatments including crowns, bridges, dentures and can also perform surgical extractions. Having recently trained in the new smilefast composite bonding course, this has extended Vadym’s wealth of knowledge in a growing field of cosmetic dentistry. Dr.Tukilush is a professional who is compassionate,open-minded and always eager to help. His hobbies include walking, basketball,table tennis,swimming,playing piano and reading
  • dr.Andrei Cristian Patrascu Qualified from: DMD Bucharest 2014 Romania, 2018 GDC No: 277332
    Andrei graduated in 2014 at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest. He moved to the UK in 2019 to expand his knowledge and skills. Andrei offers a variety of private dentistry and has qualified to provide: ClearCorrect teeth straightening treatment, using invisible aligners; Smile Fast composite bonding to complement ClearCorrect and give you that perfectly designed smile; Andrei also now performs facial aesthetics using minimal invasive procedures for a natural and fresh look. Andrei strives to make your visit as relaxing and friendly as possible and creates a calm atmosphere in his surgery. He is passionate about his dentistry, his patients smile and ultimately their self-esteem. Looking forward, he would like to further expand his knowledge by offering full orthodontic, prosthodontics and more aesthetic procedures. Out of work, Andrei loves spending time with his family and any type of adventure!
  • Dr.Castillo Lopez Francisco Qualified from: Lic Odont Spain, 2005 GDC No: 100804
    Javier graduated in the University of Granada (BDS) in 2005, Spain, and came over to help with the shortage of dentists in the UK early in 2006. He has been in general practice in Torquay since then looking after mainly a large NHS list of patients as well as offering private dentistry. Through the years he has developed a special interest in Implants and he finished a postgraduate certificate in implant dentistry in February 2016. He has a full registration with the GDC and dental protection and has attended numerous courses to keep up to date in the latest techniques in dentistry. He enjoys travelling, photography and spending time with his family.
  • Dr.Jacob Taekke (Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: BDS Denmark, 2001 GDC No: 82641
    Jacob was born in Denmark and trained there to be a dental surgeon. After graduation in 2001 Jacob worked in Denmark until the call of adventure tempted him to move and practice abroad. Jacob has lived and worked in the South West of England since 2003. In this time Jacob has treated thousands of patients within general dentistry but since 2008 he has dedicated his time to the exciting field of dental implantology. Jacob works for {my}dentist covering the South West meeting the rising demand for quality dental implant treatment.
  • Dr.Peycho Popov Qualified from: DDM Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004 GDC No: 170166
    Peycho studied and qualified at the Sofia Medical University in Bulgaria in 2004. Between 2004 and 2005 he worked in a private dental practice providing general dentistry. In 2006 Peycho purchased two private practices, working in both until 2009 when he made the decision to come to England and join {my}dentist in Torquay. Peycho has an NHS contract and also offers a wide range of private cosmetic and restorative dentistry, including dentures, crowns, bridges and composite fillings. Peycho also offers Invisalign which is an almost invisible cosmetic teeth alignment. Whilst Peycho has always offered advice and support to his colleagues he has now become a qualified mentor and is involved with the mentoring of new dentists coming into practice. Peycho lives with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and playing tennis.
  • Dr.Todor Manolov Qualified from: DDM Plovdiv,Bulgaria, 2006 GDC No: 188490
    Todor qualified in Plovdov, Bulgaria in 2006. He moved to Devon in 2010 with his partner who is also a dentist and joined our {my}dentist practice in South Brent. In 2015 Todor transferred to Torquay. Todor has an NHS Contract and also provides a range of private treatments. He has a special interest in prosthetic dentistry, including denture excellence, crowns and bridges. Todor is also qualified to offer Invisalign, which is a clear aligner system which is removable, comfortable and nearly invisible. He receives great feedback in practice and has a loyal patient list. He enjoys boxing, house restoration and travelling with his family. He has a passion for cars and enjoys dining out.
  • Dr.Valeriya Zlateva-Krasteva Qualified from: DMD Sofia, Bulgaria, 2004 GDC No: 206085
    Valeriya Zlateva Krasteva qualified as a Doctor of Dental medicine in 2004 at Sofia Medical University and went on to own her own private practice for six years. In 2011 Valeriya made the move to England in 2011 with her family because she enjoyed the culture and wanted to expand her knowledge of dentistry. Valeriya has been with us at union street since the practice opened.As well as providing an NHS dentistry, Valeriya offers a range of private treatments including Denture of Excellence, a superior denture. Valeriya loves to travel and read in her spare time.she enjoys spending time with her family enjoying the English rivieria
  • Dr.Wojciech Kotkowski Qualified from: Lek Stom Szczecin, Poland, 2002 GDC No: 105546
    Wojciech qualified in Poland 2002. In 2007 he moved to the UK and worked in a practice in Wales for eight years, where he soon became Lead Dentist. He joined the team in Union Street in 2018 and enjoys living in Devon. Wojciech is dedicated to dental excellence and provides high standard NHS and private dentistry. He has a keen interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and has high rates of success in preserving natural teeth by using the latest equipment, materials and techniques. He is on track to complete the prestigious Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontic Practice at the Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, and is a member of the British Dental Association and the British Endodontic Society. Wojciech’s aim is to develop comprehensive treatment plans for maximum functionality and best aesthetic effect in a calm and caring environment. He has been praised for his professional and friendly approach.
  • Dr.Yordan Yordanov Qualified from: DDM Plovdiv 2014 Bulgaria, 2016 GDC No: 262332
    Yordan Yordanov joined {my}dentist in 2017 and has many special interests. He qualified in Bulgaria in 2014 at the Plovdie medical university, he greatly enjoyed his training and found a new passion in dentistry. He then went on to work at the lifestyle centre in Bulgaria before coming to the UK with his wife. Yordan has special interests in oral surgery in general practice, denture of excellence, invisalign and teeth whitening. He regularly receives positive feedback from his patients. Yordan is a GDC registered dentist as well as a professional tennis player. He now enjoys playing tennis with his fellow dentists at the practice. In his spare time Yordan likes to travel with his young family as well as carrying on his passion in tennis. Yordan is welcoming the new role in his life as he has recently become a first time dad.
  • Miss.Hannah Kelly (Hygienist) Qualified from: Dip Dent Hygiene United Kingdom, 2014 GDC No: 251741
    Hannah qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Cardiff University in 2014 and became a member of our team here at Union Street in 2018. As a Dental Hygienist, she is highly experienced in the treatment and management of gum disease – the biggest cause of tooth loss. Hannah is also able to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth by carrying out professional stain removal and tooth whitening. Hannah enjoys working with nervous patients, helping them to build their confidence and to overcome dental anxiety. She aims to make every patient's visit to the hygienist a pleasant experience. Outside of work, she has a passion for travelling, photography and music. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and miniature dachshund Floyd.
  • Mr.Mariano Eduardo Balabanian Galeano Qualified from: Lic Odont Basque Provinces 2010 Spain, 2010 GDC No: 204540
    Eduardo qualified as a dentist in 2010 in Spain and has been living and working at the Union Street (my)dentist Practice in Torquay since 2016. He provides each patient with personalized care and the latest dental techniques and procedures. His approach is gentle and believes communication is the key to the first step in overcoming your dental anxieties. He will conduct your treatment not only to a high standard but also with the minimum of discomfort by creating an environment that is calm and relaxing. In his free time Eduardo likes to take walks around Devon’s beautiful coastline with his wife, enjoying all Devon has to offer.
  • Dr.Megha Gudemane Qualified from: BDS 2012 INDIA, 2012 GDC No: 243310
  • Dr.Capel Delgado Maria Lopez Qualified from: Lic Odont Spain, 2005 GDC No: 100790
  • Miss .Michelle Georgiou Qualified from: DMD Semmelweis University 2013MD Hungary, 2013 GDC No: 246760

Dental professionals must be registered with the GDC and meet high standards. Find us on the register: www.gdc-uk.org

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 September 2021